Grace Kaufman stars on the CBS sitcom, Man with a Plan, alongside Matt LeBlanc. The multi-talented actor is on a sure path to stardom, warranting this Grace Kaufman wiki.
|About Grace Kaufman|
|Birth||April 29, 2002 Los Angeles, California|
|Parents||David Kaufman, Lisa Picotte|
|Job||Actress, Voice Artist|
|The Last Ship, Man with the Plan, Bubble Guppies, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, Minnie’s Bow-Toons, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse|
Grace Kaufman was born on April 29, 2002, so she’s currently 16 years old. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where her parents work.
Parents Are Actors
Grace’s parents, David Kaufman and Lisa Picotte, are both actors, voice artists, and acting coaches.
David Kaufman has voiced characters in Superman: The Animated Series and the animated series of Back to the Future and The Avengers, among many other series. He has also acted in TV shows like Boston Legal, Rizzoli and Isles, The Mentalist, ER, CSI, and more.
Lisa Picotte’s acting credits include appearances in His & Hers, Married with Children and The Closer and voicing characters in Fievel’s American Tails and in video games, such as Interstate ’76.
Besides her list of credits, Picotte is well-known for her acting studio, Young Actors Workspace. Both Kaufman and Picotte are coaches at the studio.
Grace’s younger brother, Henry Kaufman, is also an actor. Henry has quite a few credits to his name for such a young actor, including the series Major Crimes. He’s currently lending his voice to the children’s animated series, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Grace’s family is not related to celebrated Hollywood writer, Marta Kauffman, who created Friends with David Crane. (Imagine how cool it would be though given that she’s working with Joey, aka Matt LeBlanc.)
From the Stage to the Big and Small Screens
Given her background, it’s no surprise that Grace caught the acting bug at a young age. She was introduced to the magical world of movies by her grandmother, who showed her old black and white films.
She tried her parents’ acting classes for fun, but soon realized she wanted to do this for real.
“My first professional job was a production of “Meet Me in St. Louis” at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, California when I was seven. I played Tootie. It was magical,” recalled the teen.
There has been no stopping this budding starlet since then. Besides musical theater, the SAG-AFTRA actress has already built a long resume on camera.
She made her feature film debut with Sister, which was a critically lauded in the festival circuit. But TV has been her main acting outlet.
In a recent television role, she portrayed Ashley Chandler, the daughter of Eric Dane’s character, in The Last Ship,
She currently stars as Adam Burns’ sassy oldest child, Kate Burns, in Man with the Plan. Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc plays her father.
She’s Also a Voice Artist and Singer
Grace’s expansive credits also include lending her voice to the animated series Bubble Guppies and The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show. She’s also a Disney darling, with credits in Minnie’s Bow-Toons and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Most recently, she has voiced regular characters on Mickey and the Roadster Races, Clarence, and Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets.
Besides inheriting her parents’ talent, she has had voice training. “I have worked for a couple years with Steve Hollis and he has taught me a lot about support, technique, and given me lots of great warmup tips, which is important when I’m getting ready to sing for a few hours.”
Grace recorded her audition for Bubble Guppies with her father’s microphone that he uses to audition as well. She later had callbacks with a voice director at Nickelodeon studios, landing the role of Deema on the show.
Her role as Deema also included singing, which is right up her alley. Besides working in musical theater, she also released a couple of YouTube covers. You can check out her singing talent in Instagram clips as well.
In addition to her busy acting schedule, Kaufman is a sophomore in high school and, unlike most child artists, hasn’t opted for homeschooling. Besides on-set tutors, she takes online classes at her school while her friends help her catch up with studies.
Grace Is a Charitable Soul
At a young age, Grace Kaufman is role model for giving back. She supports charities like Homes4Families, Precious Paws, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA).
The cause of autoimmune diseases is close to her heart, because it has affected people in her life. Together with her family, she helps raise money for and awareness about autoimmune diseases.
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